has long advocated for testing of fish for mercury and other toxins to keep toxic fish off fish counters.  Now our friends at Safe Harbor Foods are partnering with Safeway supermarkets to test all fresh seafood in 47 Safeway stores in Oregon and Washington in November and December.

Any fish that exceeds allowable levels of mercury, toxins or radiation will not be sold. See the Safe Harbor standards here. The pilot project in the cities of Portland, Salem (OR) and Vancouver (WA) could lead to a national roll-out of fish testing in all Safeway’s stores. This could be a major step forward in ensuring seafood safety and fill the gap left by the FDA’s lack of action.

If you agree with that fish needs to be tested for toxins before sale, then let Safeway know you like what they are doing! Tell them sent you